ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Lamborghini Huracan - The Latest Budget Supercar

Updated on May 9, 2014
A Yellow (Gialla) Lamborghini Huracan Coupe
A Yellow (Gialla) Lamborghini Huracan Coupe | Source

Introduction

Premiering in 2013-2014 at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the Huracán is Lamborghini's long awaited (in fact long overdue) replacement for the now aged looking (but pretty thrilling) Gallardo, which was Lamborghini's debut model into the the small and practical 'budget supercar' market segment to compete against the likes of the Ferrari 360 Modena and its successors.

The Huracán (which needless to say simply means 'Hurricane') technically comes mated with very similar specs as its predecessor did - a naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V10 engine (a modified version of which also sits in back of the Audi R8-V10) but from then on, you can easily tell the differences between this model and the 2000s derived Gallardo.

When finished in Yellow, it doesn't seem all that different than the Gallardo, but paint the vehicle in black and one would begin appreciating its exterior styling. With looks at the back and front derived from a combination of its big brother, the V12 Lamborghini Aventedor and the manic $2 million-PLUS 'Sesto Elemento', you can appreciate why Lamborghini really love taking their time when designing a replacement for their ageing supercars.

With 20 inch forged rims and black brake-callipers coming and standard coupled with a very sleek body-outline and devilish front and back ends, the Huracán makes the Gallardo look 'boxy'.

Auto and supercar enthusiasts are sure to appreciate that the wait was indeed worth it!

Front view of a black (with Orange brake calipers) Lamborghini Huracan
Front view of a black (with Orange brake calipers) Lamborghini Huracan | Source

Models and Packages

The Huracán is currently available in one variant, the LP-610-4 (which in typical and traditional Lamborghini naming convention, means the car's a 4 wheel drive and is available with 610 horsepower.

At this stage, Lamborghini have not confirmed whether more variants (including an almost certain convertible or 'spyder') but considering the Gallardo eventually was released with no less than at least 5 variants including a stripped out 2 wheel drive version and the 'Superleggera', it is likely that the Huracán will be released in more variants once it settles in.

Technologically however, this car doesn't disappoint at all and is 10 times more appealing in many ways than the Gallardo. Coming equipped with a full LED lighting system with daytime running headlamps, electronically controlled 4 wheel drive system (similar to what Audi use in their R8), a magnetic ride control and weight-saving carbon-fiber and aluminium chassis, the car's pretty light-footed. Buyers would also not be spoiled for choice when choosing the colors as the Huracán's available in no less than 15 color options - from pastel white, grey and black to more exotic and metallic blue, orange, green and yellow and the top of the line premium matte-black. The Huracán also comes equipped with a fully functional parking assistance system with front and rear sensors and a rear-view camera.

Inside the car, the driver-side display looks very similar to the one we find in the Aventador and the center-console looks like it has been derived from the McLaren MP4-12C. Featuring a 12 inch TFT Display, it will ensure that no control or multimedia setup being far too 'out of sight'.for the driver or passenger.The 'bridge-console/form-follow'console is also integrated into the car's optional Satellite Navigation system which offers a 3D birds-eye view within the maps.

Lastly, for an extra cost, one can replace the standard bucket-sports system with a fully electric system.

Pricewise, the Huracán is expected to go head to head with the likes of the Ferrari 458, Audi R8 and McLaren MP4-12C so will cost the same as the other competitors mentioned here.

While yet to be confirmed, Australian prices are expected to exceed $450,000.00 excluding on-road costs while in America the car would be roughly $250,000.00 to $400,000.00 worth.

The front interior of the Lamborghini Huracan.
The front interior of the Lamborghini Huracan. | Source

Conclusion

WIth 0-100 KPH in 3.2 seconds and top speed which Lamborghini in a very Italian way say will exceed 325 KPH, the Huracán will no doubt be a very worthy competitor against the lesser powered Ferrari 458 and McLaren MP4-12C. In terms of sheer looks, this car without a doubt outshines the already very beautiful 458 but the more stoical R8 and MP4-12C.

Once the owner/driver surveys and polls are released and if they prove Lamborghini's now gone past some reliability issues they faced in the past with the Gallardo, this car's will without a doubt the world's best budget super car for the 2010's.



Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 (Official Video by Lamborghini)

Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Review by AutoGuide.com

Which is your favorite budget supercar?

See results
1 out of 5 stars from 1 rating of Lamborghini Huracan

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Hack,

      LOL. I will.

      Oh, . . ."My selfie just hit a hundred likes . . .AHHHH HUNNDREED!"

    • Hackslap profile imageAUTHOR

      Harry 

      3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Haha Kenneth - Keep it up ..if we didn't dream..we wouldn't do

    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hack,

      I am still dreaming.

    • Hackslap profile imageAUTHOR

      Harry 

      3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanks for the feedback!

    • rdsparrowriter profile image

      rdsparrowriter 

      3 years ago

      This is really cool!!

    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Hack,

      It is now 3:15 a.m., Aug. 5, and I guess I need to head to bed. Even my old caffeine-fueled body needs a few good ZZZZZ's.

      Check you later, good friend.

      I will dream of the Dream Car.

    • Hackslap profile imageAUTHOR

      Harry 

      4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Haha well that's an offer I simply cannot refuse Ken :) ..

    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      @ Hack,

      Ahhh, yes. I sit daily and look lazily out my living room window visualizing this automobile sitting in my drive and I salivate until I almost pass out.

      Dreams can be fatal, or fun.

      I do not how what category mine fits in.

      But mark my words. When some billionaire somewhere in the world gets a message from the universe to GIVE a poor guy this car already to go with full-tank of gas and tuned beyond sensibility . . .I will find you and pick you up and you can get all of the hot chicks on Hollywood and Vine that you can handle.

      Me? I will just take pleasure in zooming up to a nearby Sonic and ordering a Coke and fries.

      I promise.

    • Hackslap profile imageAUTHOR

      Harry 

      4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I certainly do wish you the best :)

    • littlething profile image

      Jackie S 

      4 years ago

      Great job on the article! Loved it! who knows maybe one day, long after college loans are paid off.. this might be in my budget...

    • Hackslap profile imageAUTHOR

      Harry 

      4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanks for your feedback Tomy101 ..One day I'll own one of these :)

    • tomy101 profile image

      Christopher Hyer 

      4 years ago from Midland, Texas

      Wow!! What an article, and the 1st video was fantastic..Enthusiasm is what drives a man to drive a car like this one. Informative, and very interactive,excellence at it's best!!

    • profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago

      Hackslap . . . DEAL!

    • Hackslap profile imageAUTHOR

      Harry 

      4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Well there's no harm dreaming Kenneth ..in life its never too late .. I wish you do own a machine like a Lambo or a Ferrari and when you do ..make sure you let me take a spin lol

    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hackslap . . .loved this hub and how it was written. Voted up and all of the choices.

      I only wish dreams could pay for a car like this so I could be out and about and not stuck here dreaming. LOL.

    • Hackslap profile imageAUTHOR

      Harry 

      4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Lol this car's not in many people's budget but hey there's no harm dreaming? .. yup it would be a stunning car to drive on twisting country roads!

    • Radcliff profile image

      Liz Davis 

      4 years ago from Hudson, FL

      Not in *my* budget! Hahah! What a beautiful car, though. Looks like it would be fun on the open road.

    • Hackslap profile imageAUTHOR

      Harry 

      4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Be sure to have me as a passenger during the test-drive teaches :)

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      Oh my! I'll take one for sure!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)